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Henkens (1997): study NL 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Henkens, K.
Title:
Inactiviteit en Sociaal Isolement, Gezondheid en Welbevinden: Mannelijke Werkelozen, Arbeidsongeschikten, Werkenden en Vutters Vergeleken. (Inactivity and Social Isolation, Health and Well-Being: Employed and Unemployed Compared).
Source:
NIDI Working Paper, 1997/2, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
55-64 aged men, The Netherlands, 1992
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 575
Non Response:
61,7
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Talking all together, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  about as dissatisfied as satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
algemeen welbevinden (generalwell-being)
Remarks:
Data taken from file LSNa074 Steinmetz archive
Page in publication:
6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.3%,   2: 2.7%,   3: 9.4%,   4: 63.2%,   5: 23%   (total 99.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.04 8.11
SD:
0.74 1.62

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding labour market position Current employment status
Current status: retired or not
Unemployed involuntary
Education Level of school-education age Age difference among elderly having a partner Married state (compared to non-married states)